Catalan leader scraps independence vote

Catalan leader scraps independence vote

Updated: The President of Catalonia Artur Mas has scrapped original plans for a planned November 9th independence vote for the region after a tense meeting between top-level politicians in the region. He will now appear on Tuesday morning to outline alternatives.

Penélope Cruz named world’s sexiest woman

Penélope Cruz named world’s sexiest woman

Spanish actress Penélope Cruz has been named the sexiest woman alive in 2014 by the US magazine Esquire, just months about being derided as 'the fool of the week' by conservative US television channel Fox News.

‘Spain Ebola-free in two weeks if no new cases’

‘Spain Ebola-free in two weeks if no new cases’

Spain will be free from the threat of further contagion from Ebola on October 27th if all those who had close contact with an infected nurse remain without symptoms by then, a hospital director said on Monday.

Heavy rains flood Madrid Metro system

Heavy rains flood Madrid Metro system

Heavy rains in recent days have made travel on Madrid's extensive underground rail system a headache for commuters, with pictures of the chaos flooding social media sites.

Mum who killed baby ‘thought it was tumour’

Mum who killed baby ‘thought it was tumour’

A 28-year-old Spanish woman accused of murdering her baby was freed last week when judges in Valencia heard that she suffered from a rare mental disorder known as 'pregnancy denial'.

French driver ran over cyclist ‘on purpose’

French driver ran over cyclist ‘on purpose’

Police in Barcelona have arrested a 53-year-old French man they allege deliberately ran over a cyclist on Sunday before fleeing the scene.

Costa finally scores as Spain crush Luxembourg

Costa finally scores as Spain crush Luxembourg

Diego Costa bagged his first goal for Spain as the champions got the defence of their European title back on track with a 4-0 win over minnows Luxembourg in Euro 2016 qualifying Group C on Sunday.

13,429 Spaniards ask to be ‘forgotten’ by Google

13,429 Spaniards ask to be ‘forgotten’ by Google

The tech giant has been hit with thousands of Spanish demands to be deleted from search results after losing a landmark 'right to be forgotten' EU legal battle and introducing a 'removal request' service.

Film explores Spanish exile of UK punk legend

Film explores Spanish exile of UK punk legend

Punk legends The Clash were packing overflow crowds in the early 1980s but as his band disintegrated, Joe Strummer showed up disheveled at a bar in Granada, Spain, and no one noticed.

Nurse with Ebola in ‘very serious’ condition

Nurse with Ebola in ‘very serious’ condition

Updated: The Spanish nursing assistant with Ebola remains in a "very serious" condition, officials said on Monday afternoon, while hospital sources said she was "fighting like a wild boar" to beat the virus.

Thousands march to halt Catalan independence

Thousands march to halt Catalan independence

Thousands took to the streets of Barcelona on Sunday, Spain's national day, to oppose moves to make their Catalonia region an independent state, while the Spanish prime minister admitted he had not spoken to the Catalan president in months.